Indiana Baseball: Kyle Schwarber sets Chicago Cubs record

In Thursday’s game, former Indiana baseball standout Kyle Schwarber hit a major milestone in his MLB career.

It was another terrific game for Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber as he hit his 100th career home run in his major league career, all coming in a Chicago Cubs jersey. The former Indiana baseball standout also did something no other Cubs player has done in their career in Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

His 100th home run was not just a milestone for him, but also the Cubs organization as he became the fastest player in the organization to reach that home run mark as a player who made their major league debut with the club.

Surpassing current Cubs teammate Kris Bryant by more than 30 games, Schwarber has accounted for 84 home runs in the last three seasons since he became an every day starter.

Coming on the scene right away in his rookie season in 2015 with 16 home runs in just 62 games, he missed all of 2016 with an ACL injury he suffered just two games into the regular season. With an average of 25 home runs per season, just imagine how quickly he would have reached that 100 homer mark if he had played in at least 50 percent of his sophomore season.

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After getting off to a slow start this season, Schwarber has been on a tear as of late, hitting .286 in August with four home runs and eight RBI’s. Overall on the season, the former Hoosier is hitting .229 with 28 home runs and 62 RBI’s. If he keeps up his play, he will be on track for a 37 home run season, surpassing his mark of 30 in 2017.

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